New Belgium Brewing’s Accumulation White IPA tastes like a glass of air with a hint of hops.
Why even bother? I refuse to believe that it’s 6.2% ABV.
Don’t believe me? This review sums it up (and is pretty friggin’ classic).
It’s good… I guess. – Ronald Theriot, Louisiana Beer Reviews
Oh well, despite me poking fun at the L.B.R., Mr. Theriot was pretty spot on. Accumulation is sort of good. Not great, just sort of “there.” Then again, I prefer my winter beers in the form of high-powered stouts and porters.
UPDATE: I will say this beer is good and would make a great summer beer for drinking on the porch with friends or at a cookout. It is just NOT what I want out of a “winter” beer. The brew is just very ill-named in my opinion and released at the wrong time of year. Unless you live in the deep south, California, Arizona or somewhere that it’s hot as dog balls all year-round.